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Churchill, Joan

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Most widely held works by Joan Churchill
Last days in Vietnam by Artist Not Provided( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"April 1975. During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The United States had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. With the lives of thousands of South Vietnamese hanging in the balance, those in control faced an impossible choice -- who would go and who would be left behind to face brutality, imprisonment or even death. At the risk of their careers and possible court-martials, a handful of individuals took matters into their own hands. Engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations, they waged a desperate effort to evacuate as many South Vietnamese as possible"--Container
Citizen Koch by Carl Deal( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this searing exposé on the state of democracy in America and the fracturing of the Republican Party, directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin follow the money behind the rise of the Tea Party. Alternately terrifying and funny, this documentary is an essential and powerful portrait of our political times
Aileen : life and death of a serial killer by Nicholas Broomfield( Visual )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and German and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick Broomfield explores the life of Aileen Wuornos, the prostitute executed in Florida for killing six men. Includes examinations of her childhood, testimony at her trial by Broomfield, and a chilling speech by Wuornos herself
Home of the brave( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viola Liuzzo, a 39-year-old wife and mother of five, was the only white woman killed during the civil rights movement. Paola di Florio's powerful and poignant documentary tells Liuzzo's tragic story
Punishment Park by Peter Watkins( Visual )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this documentary-style film set in a desert zone in California, a civilian tribunal sentences a group of dissidents and gives them the option of fifteen years in prison or participation in law enforcement exercises in the Bear Montain National Punishment Park. As the prey in an increasingly aggressive cat-and-mouse game with law enforcement officers, the prisoners have to fight for their lives
Biggie and Tupac by Nick Broomfield( Visual )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the mid-'90s a deadly East Coast vs. West Coast rap rivalry erupted, fought between the New York-based camp of Sean "Puffy" Combs and his Bad Boy label, home to Brooklyn's Biggie Smalls (a.k.a. Notorious B.I.G., legally Christopher Wallace), and West Coast riders at Marion "Suge" Knight's Death Row records, home to Tupac Shakur. The feud quickly escalated from CD disses to real-life crime, and murder. On Sept. 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur, 25, was gunned down gangland-style at a traffic light in Las Vegas. On March 9, 1997, Wallace, 24, was sprayed with bullets while sitting in an SUV outside a Los Angeles music industry party. Neither crime has been solved; nobody has ever been arrested in connection with the killings. Documentarian Nick Broomfield plunges fearlessly into this milieu, believing that more is there than meets the eye. The resulting film is an unwieldy mixture of investigative journalism and awkward comedy, but as human drama, it is a revelation
Inventing David Geffen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Geffen is an agent, manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, and a philanthropist. Notoriously press and camera shy, Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this two-hour documentary
The Americans( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the impact that Hispanic Americans are having on the society, culture & politics of the United States. Focuses especially on three groups: Cuban Americans in Miami, Puerto Ricans in New York City & Chicanos in Southern California
Soldier girls by Nick Broomfield( Visual )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary that captures the military experiences of a group of young women who have enlisted in the U.S. Army, assigned to Charlie Company at Fort Gordon in Georgia. Focuses on the women as they go through basic training and make, what is in most cases, a painful adjustment to military life
Rain in a Dry Land( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of two Somali Bantu families, refugees from the 1991 civil war in Somalia, who find new homes in urban America. The film begins as the families prepare to leave the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya and follows them for the first two years of their new life in the United States
Capturing reality : the art of documentary = L'art du réel, le cinéma documentaire by Pepita Ferrari( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From cinema-verite pioneers Albert Maysles and Joan Churchill to maverick moviemakers like Errol Morris, Werner Herzog, and Nic Broomfield, the world's best documentarians reflect upon the unique power of their genre in this comprehensive and eye-opening disc. Featuring interviews with 38 directors and 163 film clips from classics
80 blocks from Tiffany's( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most disturbing aspect of this film is that it is all REAL! Only the film-maker like Gary Weis, with strong youth and counter-culture credentials (including his numerous productions for the original Saturday Night Live), could penetrate the mental and physical fortresses constructed by the young toughs who prowl the New York streets in gangs. Weis gets on the inside of these gangs and exposes their illegal activities, their techniques, their reasons, their girls, and the cops who interact with them."--Container
The story of mothers & daughters( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the special bond between mothers and daughters by letting dozens of ordinary women share their experiences from the cradle to the grave. Over 500 women were interviewed for this film
Sarah Palin : you betcha!( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed filmmaker Nick Broomfield takes a look at the life and career of the most notorious politician in the history of Alaska, Sarah Palin
Asylum by Catherine Bernstein( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asylum is the first feature documentary to take us inside the Canadian refugee process. It follows three people from their arrival in Canada to the final decision of the Refugee Board, and beyond. Tatiana Linco claims to have been persecuted in Kazakhstan because she is Russian. Marnush Chowdhury is a Bangladeshi human rights activist who fled when his life was threatened by the police. Cristian Ghitescu came to Canada as a stowaway; he says he faces imprisonment for speaking out against the Romanian govermnent. Filmmaker Garry Beitel accompanies all three as they adapt to a new country, find a place within their respective communities, and deal with lawyers and officials. In an unprecedented move, the Refugee Board allows cameras into the all-important hearings which determine the status of claimants. As we follow Tatiana, Marnush and Cristian, we also begin to question the certainty of their claims. Who is telling the truth? Who is really a refugee? And how do we decide?
Practical sound recording( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Barker and Joan Churchill discuss their work making sound recordings. They demonstrate how to place a wireless microphone, address privacy concerns, highlight different sounds in one environment, and select appropriate equipment
Experiential filmmaking( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentarian and cinema verité filmmaker, Joan Churchill, discusses her theories on filmmaking and describes the practices she employs as a camera operator in film production
Capturing reality : the art of documentary by Pepita Ferrari( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From cinema vérité pioneers Albert Maysles and Joan Churchill to maverick directors like Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, this program presents the reflections and experiences of some of the documentary world's brightest luminaries. Interviews with 38 directors are combined with over 160 clips from such films as Grey Gardens, The Thin Blue Line, Darwin's Nightmare, Touching the Void, and One Day in September. Each participant describes both the journey of making a film and that of making a life in filmmaking, while addressing a fundamental question: can a documentary capture reality, and what does that look like?"--Container
Kurt & Courtney by Nick Broomfield( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banished from the Sundance Film Festival and the focus of much controversy, this is the infamous docudrama about Nirvana's leader Kurt Cobain - his tumultuous life, questionable death and his bizarre relationship with wife, Courtney Love. His death shocked the world and left a generation reeling. Three years after Cobain's death, director Nick Broomfield investigates the unconventional marriage between Kurt and Courtney, exposing their life together in all its brutality and ugliness ... and reigniting the conspiracy theories surrounding the rock legend's untimely death
Aileen : life and death of a serial killer ; Aileen: the selling of a serial killer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield travels to Florida to survey the media craze surrounding America's first female serial killer, Aileen Wuornos. Broomfield uncovers a never-ending trail of opportunists looking to cash in on her story, alleged police corruption, and some disturbing discoveries about the American judicial system
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